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Nicole & Jefferson's Annesdale Mansion Real Wedding

Jeff and Nicole’s wedding was a perfect match of their timeless style, their desire for friends and family to be close to celebrate, and the lovely connection they share. Although the threat of thunderstorms lasted all day, the rain was whisked away right in time for their outdoor ceremony in Annesdale Mansions beautiful gardens. What was left was a memorable ceremony full of emotion – smiles, tears, everything in between. It was the penultimate scene of their day that was overflowing with the thoughtfulness and love these Jeff and Nicole had for one another.
-The Kenney's, Photographer

Book Three Cover Reveal

It is with great excitement that we share the Book Three cover with you today!

Book Three is a special edition real weddings issue featuring twenty real weddings and legacy pieces written by and about the featured couples. This issue is filled with not only real wedding inspiration, but with intentions. The stories that fill these pages touch on every topic- from the most ironic meeting stories to dealing with the real and raw realities of marriage and loss.

As the magazine has taken shape, the setting of intentions early in marriage organically arose as this issue's theme. The setting of intentions focuses on the end goal of marriage, rather than putting the focus on the starting line. With the end and a desired legacy in mind, each of these couples have put a personal touch on some of the most beautiful weddings that we are so glad to share with you.

Book Three is available now for pre-order. 

Why reserve a copy? Each print run is a limited edition and our previous magazines have sold out rather quickly. The Southeastern Bride is (currently) only available through our online shop. Once quantities are sold out there will not be a re-stocking. We urge you to take advantage of pre-orders to be sure that you receive a copy. Our pre-orders will be the first to arrive in mailboxes and also include a day of release digital viewing and download.

Reserve your copy of Book Three.

Cover Image Photographer: Madeline Harper Photos, Couple: Hanna & Scott.

Maggie & Charlie's Birmingham Real Wedding

Maggie and Charlie were married in May in Birmingham, Alabama. Though they both graduated from The University of Alabama, it was after college that the two were introduced by mutual friends during football season at a classic Tuscaloosa staple. Charlie took Maggie for dinner the following Monday at Frank Stitt's Bottega Cafe, which is where Charlie got down on one knee nearly 2 years later. The two were wed in a formal ceremony at the beautiful Cathedral of St. Paul, followed by a reception at the historic Thomas Jefferson Tower. Maggie's florist, Holly Carlisle of Rosegolden, took a garden inspired approach to the gilded age in order to bring her vision to life at their reception. Seasonal focal flowers included foxglove, peonies, and ranunculus. Preserved lunaria and gilded plumosa added a subtle reflective quality and add a bit of lustre to the flower arrangements. Glowing candelabras and pillar candles in mixed height hurricanes were placed throughout the reception space to create romantic atmosphere.

August Archives: Asti & Grant's Belle Meade Real Wedding

"I have known Asti since my Junior year of High School. She was always one of the kindest people I had ever met and always had the most contagious smile! I worked for her dad for about 6 years and would keep up with her that way. When she started dating Grant I remember her dad telling me, this one was serious and he was actually happy about that. I was finally able to meet Grant at their engagement session and his smile was just as contagious as Asti’s was and I knew they were perfect together. These two have such a genuine love for each other and all they wanted to do was get married! They wanted their day to be super simple, yet elegant and to have a super fun party. That is exactly how the day went. The setting at Belle Mead Plantation was perfection, the day was nice and cool, the bride and groom looked spectacular, the ceremony was sweet and intimate and their party was super fun! I absolutely am honored to have captured this day!" 
Avery Forrest, Photographer

August Archives: Let Me Tell You A Story

Let me tell you a story about a Midwestern girl
who fell in love with a California boy
who grew up in the hills of Tennessee.